US Postal Service Drops Plans to Stop Saturday Delivery of Regular Mail

Hoping to re-negotiate union deals


The US Postal Service has shelved plans to abandon Saturday delivery for regular mail, and will now seek to re-negotiate union deals and raise postal rates to find other ways of balancing its books.

The Postal Service had intended to implement the new delivery frequency plan from the week of 5th August, 2013, although package delivery would have continued to be six-days-a-week.

Today USPS bowed to pressure from Congress to continue delivering regular letters on Saturdays.